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Smokerings
(Nachaqs)

Our specialty item is called a "nachaq", which means hat or hood in the Eskimo language. The nachaq, also known as the smokering, is a seamless, tubular garment that may be worn around the head as a hood or worn about the neck as a decorative accessory to any outfit, functional and dressy. All patterns are copyrighted for the use of the members and are NOT for sale.

Nelson Island's Diamond pattern Nachaq

Nelson Island's Diamond pattern Nachaq (click to enlarge)
The Nelson Island Diamond pattern is knitted by members from Nightmute, Tununak, Newtok, and Toksook Bay, a cluster of small villages near the coast of Kangirlvar Bay. This pattern was derived from designs found on parka and kuspuk trims.
Price: $ 185.00
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Unalakleet's Wolverine pattern Nachaq

Unalakleet's Wolverine pattern Nachaq (click to enlarge)
The village of Unalakleet, located on the coast of Norton Sound, knits the Wolverine Mask pattern. This design was developed from a wolverine mask used in traditional dances. *Fewer members knit this pattern, and it may be out of stock.
Price: $ 210.00
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Bethel's Parka trim pattern Nachaq

Bethel's Parka trim pattern Nachaq (click to enlarge)
From Bethel, the hub of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and Quinhagak comes the Parka Decoration pattern. Variations of this pattern are often found on trim of parkas and kuspuks.
Price: $ 185.00
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Mekoryuk's Paneled Harpoon pattern Nachaq

Mekoryuk's Paneled Harpoon pattern Nachaq (click to enlarge)
The original Nachaq design is the Paneled Harpoon pattern from Mekoryuk, on Nunivak Island. This pattern, derived from a 1200 year-old ivory harpoon head, is alternated with a row of solid knitting.
Price: $ 185.00
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Mekoryuk's Lacy Harpoon pattern Nachaq

Mekoryuk's Lacy Harpoon pattern Nachaq (click to enlarge)
The Lacy Nachaq features the Harpoon pattern, from Mekoryuk, on Nunivak Island. This pattern is derived from a 1200 year-old ivory harpoon head found on the island.
Price: $ 185.00
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Heavy Weight

Heavy Weight Nelson Island Diamond

Heavy Weight Nelson Island Diamond (click to enlarge)
The Nelson Island Diamond pattern is knitted by members from Nightmute, Tununak, Newtok, and Toksook Bay, a cluster of small villages near the coast of Kangirlvar Bay. This pattern was derived from designs found on parka and kuspuk trims. *Fewer members knit this pattern, and it may be out of stock. This Nachaq is made with a Heavy weight yarn that is twice as thick as the original light weight Nelson Island Diamond.
Price: $ 265.00
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We do not sell the fiber, patterns, or the yarn used by our members.

We have a limited quantity of BULKY QIVIUT yarn which we are making available in a Cap Kit.
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